Why Work in Racing?

At Racing Victoria we provide an opportunity for people who want to be part of a team, be included and leave their mark on a sport that has weaved itself into Australia’s cultural fabric.

The Victorian thoroughbred racing industry is a major player in the global sports, entertainment and wagering market. It is also a key employer and contributor to the State and national economy.

The diversity of roles, the passion for our sport, our athletes - human,equine and the legends, all make this one of the most diverse and exciting industries to be involved in.

Racing provides a broad range of career pathways for job seekers wanting to be involved in general corporate, or more racing-centric ones.

Whether your passion is for a career which is hands-on role with horses, working outdoors, or being involved in sports administration, we are likely to have a role of interest for you.
Benefits
We offer a collaborative, flexible and rewarding work environment. We value Honesty, Excellence, Engagement, Safety & Wellbeing. 

You’ll enjoy such benefits as;
  • Competitive remuneration
  • 2 x Raceday Members Access Passes to every race meeting*
  • Offer of Club Membership*
  • Ongoing Training and Development
  • Employee Assistance Program – including wellbeing, legal and financial advice
  • Annual Flu Vaccinations and Skin Checks 
  • Free on-site carparking
  • Gym and subsidised café onsite
  • Wellbeing leave*
  • Flexible approach to work – All roles flex policy
  • Paid Parental Leave*
  • Salary Packaging* 
  • A diverse and inclusive environment which encourages involvement and engagement.
*For eligible team members
Our Culture
Be a part of something special

Our Vision is “Racing for All”, meaning more people, more often, engaging and enjoying our sport. 

The Victorian thoroughbred racing industry is a major player in the global sports, entertainment and wagering market. It is also a significant contributor to the State and national economy.

Fundamental to all those who work at Racing Victoria is the belief in Integrity and Equine Welfare - these are non-negotiable. 

Diversity and Inclusion
The Victorian Racing Thoroughbred industry is proud to be one of Victoria’s largest industry employers with a $3 billion contribution to our economy. Racing Victoria is committed to enabling the health of the industry through engaging the best talent to deliver our sport.

Our people are vital to the ongoing growth and success of our business and industry. Racing Victoria is committed to providing an environment where our team feel genuinely included, valued, and respected. 

We have a number of focused Diversity and Inclusion initiatives that can be found here.

View the 2017 - 18 Racing Victoria Workplace Gender Equality Agency Report.
What Racing Victoria Does
Our role is to enhance the Victorian thoroughbred racing industry’s position as a leading world-class sporting industry, delivering integrity, quality and entertainment.

Racing provides a broad range of career pathways for job seekers including the opportunity to join Racing Victoria in both corporate and race day roles. Some of the diverse teams within Racing Victoria include:

Corporate Functions:
  • People & Culture
  • Wagering Development
  • Finance
  • Legal
  • Customer Marketing and Communications
  • Information Services
  • Community
  • Safety and Risk
  • Workforce Development and Participant Wellbeing
  • Information Systems
  • Strategy & Project Management
Racing Related Roles:
  • Stewarding
  • Equine Welfare
  • Veterinary Services
  • Handicapping
  • Compliance
  • Raceday programming
  • Investigations
  • Infrastructure / Capital Works
  • Wagering Development
  • Licensing 
  • Participant Wellbeing
  • Club Support
  • Raceday Roles, ie. Judge, Clerk of Course, Clerk of Scales, Barrier Attendants
The Recruitment Process
Racing Victoria recognises that the selection of a new team member is not only a major investment for us, but also for you.

We go to great lengths to ensure that our recruitment process is respectful, free from bias, objective, fair and transparent so that together we can form a partnership of lasting success. For every opportunity at Racing Victoria, there is a corresponding assessment and selection process. 

Whilst many of our processes will be similar, they are all uniquely matched to the requirements of the role. Most processes will include at least:
  • Submission of your resume and cover letter for review
  • 2 behavioural based interviews
  • Reference Checking
  • National Police Check and 100 Point Identity Check
  • Racing Victoria Probity Check 
Depending on the role, the process may also include:
  • Personality Profiling
  • Cognitive Ability Assessments
  • Case Study Exercises
  • Employment Medical
  • On the job accreditations (ie raceday roles involving horse handling)
If a test, check of further assessment is needed, full instructions and time to prepare will be provided. 

Racing Victoria aims to interview a 50/50 gender split for all roles.

If you cannot see your ideal role currently advertised, check our Positions Vacant page regularly as we often update this list with exciting opportunities.
FAQs
Why do I have to do a National Police and 100 Point ID Check?
In keeping with our commitment to maintaining the integrity of the thoroughbred racing industry, and under the Victorian Racing Industry Single Code of Practice Policy, our employees are required to complete probity checks and return a satisfactory outcome as a minimum prior to an employment offer being made. 

How are job opportunities with Racing Victoria advertised?
Our career opportunities are advertised on our website and this is best place to keep watch if you are interested in a career with us. You may also see positions advertised online (including LinkedIn) and print publications. 

I have submitted an application what happens now?
You should expect to hear from a member of Racing Victoria’s People & Culture team after the closing date. If your application is short listed there are a number of next steps outlined (see the recruitment process outlined earlier).

How long until I find out the outcome of my application?
Once applications have closed we will review all applications received. We try to screen all applicants within a few of days of the role closing though for some roles this may take slightly longer due to the volume of applicants. We will notify you via email if there are any significant delays.

Will I be required to undertake testing as part of the recruitment process?
Testing depends on the role, you may be asked to complete a series of skills-based or online psychometric assessments; this will assist us in gathering further information about your application. We will let you know if this is relevant to your application. 

What reference details do I need to provide?
You will need to provide two relevant referees. A relevant referee is someone you have reported to (such as a team leader, supervisor or manager) and who can comment on your performance. The referee must be from a recent role (ideally no more than five years ago).

We conduct our reference checks via Xref which is an online form, you would be expected to contact your referees prior to ensure they are happy with being contacted.  We will advise you when we get to this stage and you will be sent a link where you add in the details for your referees.